Episode 43 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” uncovers how Beedle the Bard’s “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” is surprisingly relevant to the Muggle world today.
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Episode 41 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” looks at one of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”: “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump”.
We all know the classic fairy tales, but how would they change if set in the same world that inspired the stories penned by Beedle the Bard?
In the lead-up to the release of the second illustrated book and following the second successful Harry Potter Book Night on February 4, Bloomsbury UK has revealed its upcoming “Potter” plans. With the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” looming, plenty of plans are in place to celebrate this exciting anniversary.
Last month it was announced that a very special edition of the new illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” would be auctioned to raise money for Lumos. The deluxe edition of the Jim Kay-illustrated book was signed by both J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay and embellished with a drawing of a dragon by Jim.
On December 13, 2007, J.K. Rowling unleashed “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” onto the real world, publishing the very stories that she had tantalizingly mentioned in “Deathly Hallows”. To celebrate the “Tales”‘s eighth anniversary, I, a lover of fairy and folk tales, have reread the thin anthology of stories and accordingly, documented my reaction for your reading pleasure.